Hundreds of people die each year in Washington State drunk driving accidents? Call Seattle Car and Catastrofic Accident Attorney at 1-800-636-3676.

Drunk Driving Killed 225 People In Washington State In 2008

We all know that drinking and driving kills – but do you have a good idea of just how many lives are lost due to drunk driving in Washington State each year? Here is the shocking statistic: in 2008, 225 people were killed because someone got behind the wheel of their car after drinking. That is 225 sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers across Washington who had their lives taken away too soon just because of an irresponsible – and illegal – decision.

To put it another way, 35 percent of all car accident fatalities across Washington State involved a person with a blood alcohol level about the legal limit of 0.08. All in all, 43 percent of all traffic accident fatalities involved alcohol in some way – that is four out of ten.

There tragic crashes are perhaps also the most preventable. If drivers simply followed the law and abstained from alcohol when driving, hundreds of lives could be saved in Washington each year.

Here are just a few tragic DUI accidents that have occurred in Washington in the past few years:

•    In Auburn, a drunk man was speeding at 100 miles per hour on Interstate 5 when he lost control of his car, killing his passenger.
•    In Spokane last year, a drunk man hit seven different vehicles while attempting to drive home – all in the span of 13 minutes.
•    In Tacoma, a woman driving under the influence of alcohol totaled her car on Route 3 In Kitsap County and received life-threatening injuries.
•    On I-5 outside of Seattle, a man who had been drinking slammed into the back of a Washington DOT truck, badly injuring himself and the driver.

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Bellevue
11900 NE 1st Street
Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 289-1990
Fax: (425) 289-1991

Tacoma
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 682-2000

By Appointment Only